Saturday, August 17, 2013

Books On Film | Kick-Ass 2

Yesterday saw the release of Kick-Ass 2, a sequel to the movie Kick-Ass (2010). Both films are live-action adaptations of graphic novels by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.

Despite the fact that the story revolves around young protagonists, there is a lot of violence in both the graphic novels and the movies. Neither the graphic novels or movies were written for children/teens. 

The original graphic novel follows teenager Dave Lizewski, who is determined to turn himself into a real-life superhero (Kiss-Ass). He runs across an ex-cop, who has trained his eleven year old daughter to be a vigilante named Hit-Girl, in his quest to take down a drug lord and his son.

The movie sequel is based on the Kiss-Ass 2 and Hit Girl graphic novels. It follows Dave as he joins a vigilante group called "Justice Forever," Hit-Girl as she enters retirement,  and the arrival of a new villain.

The first graphic novel and movie in the series (below).


Cover art courtesy of LibraryThing.
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